|Dr. Ken RedCross|
GET THE FACTS ON VITAMIN D
HIT the Refresh Button
Spring is the time for renewal, and there’s no better time to hit the refresh button on your health according to Dr. Ken Redcross who says, “cleaning house” from the inside out can pay huge health dividends when it comes to your overall happiness and well being.
“This past winter season has been especially brutal to our health, between the life-threatening cold and flu season to being holed up in our homes due to inclement weather,” says Redcross, founder of Redcross Wellness, a personalized health and wellness company designed to provide quality care that is affordable to anyone. “We all really need to hit the refresh button on our health to shake off the potential damaging effects of inactivity, lack of sunshine and suppressed immune systems.”
GET THE FACTS ON VITAMIN D
The likelihood that you are getting enough vitamin D from the sun or dietary sources like fatty fish and fortified milk is statistically very low. Here are some other stats you need to know about vitamin D:
• The CDC labels vitamin D deficiency as the third most
common nutrient deficiency in America and as a “nutrient of
• Most Americans are deficient including: 70 percent of whites,
80 percent of Latinos and Asians and 97 percent of African
• Vitamin D deficiencies are associated with a slew of health
concerns, including an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease,
diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.
• Ten groups of people are more prone to vitamin D deficiency,
including: adults 55+, office workers, people with darker skin
tones, vegans and vegetarians, people with a body mass
index over 30, chronic headache sufferers, those on certain
prescription medications and patients diagnosed with arthritis,
fibromyalgia, IBD or depression.
• In a review of 18 separate studies, it was found that taking
vitamin D2 or D3 supplements regularly helped to reduce the
risk of general mortality in those who suffered from a lack of
• Taking a blood test is the best way to find out if you’re
deficient and your D levels should be between 40-60 ng/ml.
Ask your doctor for a test or test your own levels at home (you
can order test kits at www.nutrientpower.org).
• Vitamin D is relatively inexpensive, costing on average, less
than around 5 cents a day, compared to the number of health
benefits that can be gained from having healthy levels.
• You can now take certain vitamin D supplements that provide
a week’s worth of coverage in one capsule. Dr. Ken Redcross
is giving away a two-month supply of these weekly vitamin D
supplements at www.FreeRedcrossD.com.
Dr. Ken Redcross, MD, is founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of health care services and holistic and wellness counseling. As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States,Redcross’s patient portfolio includes executives, athletes and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life. His focus on developing the patient-doctor bond is a unique characteristic of his concierge services that allows for a more strategic and customized approach to each patient’s healthcare plan. Redcross earned his medical degree from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. He has extensive on-camera experience with major national television shows including “The Doctors,” HLN, CNN, “The Insider” and E! Entertainment
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